Archive: 11/8/2013

Laser as sniffer dog for explosives

A new compact sensor system based on an LED pumped polymer laser detects explosive vapors quickly and sensitively. This is a promising approach for the detection of hazards, for instance in humanitarian land ...

dateNov 08, 2013 in Optics & Photonics
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Edited RNA + invasive DNA add individuality

The story of why we are all so different goes well beyond the endless mixing and matching of DNA through breeding. A new study in the journal Nature Communications, for instance, reports a new molecular mechan ...

dateNov 08, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Websites of Singapore president, PM hacked

The websites of Singapore's president and prime minister have been hacked after PM vowed to crack down on activist group Anonymous, which is demanding greater Internet freedom in the city-state, officials ...

dateNov 08, 2013 in Internet
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Australian claims huge bitcoin robbery

An Australian man claimed Friday to be the victim of a massive bitcoin robbery, saying hackers had stolen more than one million dollars of the digital currency from his website.

dateNov 08, 2013 in Internet
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Dazzling Twitter debut sends stock soaring 73 pct

Shares of Twitter went on sale to the public for the first time Thursday, instantly leaping more than 70 percent above their offering price in a dazzling debut that exceeded even Wall Street's lofty hopes.

dateNov 08, 2013 in Business
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New type of black-hole quasar discovered

(Phys.org) —Like our Milky Way, every known large galaxy has at its center a supermassive black hole, some of which are surrounded by a super-bright disk of hot gas called a quasar—but now a research ...

dateNov 08, 2013 in Astronomy
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Tracking young salmon's first moves in the ocean

Basic ocean conditions such as current directions and water temperature play a huge role in determining the behavior of young migrating salmon as they move from rivers and hit ocean waters for the first time, ...

dateNov 08, 2013 in Ecology
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